Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of new version of Scala based Git platform GitBucket 4.9!

GitLFS support

Experimental suppoort of GitLFS is now available.

You have to fill the base url of your GitBucket instance at the system settings page to enable GitLFS support.

GitLFS configuration

It’s all. Now you can use GitLFS on GitBucket. Large files are stored under GITBUCKET_HOME/repositories/<user>/<repository>/lfs. At the blob view of the repository viewer, LFS badge is shown for LFS files as following:

Blob view

We are planning an option to store large files to the storage other than local file system such as the distributed file system or the cloud storage.

Template for issues and pull requests

It’s possible to define a template of issues and pull requests by adding a file called ISSUE_TEMPLATE, or ISSUE_TEMPLATE.markdown to the root directory or .gitbucket directory of your git repository. A defined template is shown as a initial value of the description of new issue or pull request.

Issue template

Manual label color editing

Color of issues and pull request labels became editable by color code directly.

Edit label color by color code

Account description

Added a description field for groups. Also added a bio field for personal accounts. They are displayed on the account page.

Account description

–tmp-dir option for standalone mode

Added --temp_dir option for the standalone mode running on the embedded Jetty.

In default, the embedded Jetty unpack gitbucket.war into GITBUCKET_HOME/tmp. You can change the target directory by this option.

More APIs for issues

Following APIs for issues are added in this release:

In addition, this release contains some improvements and bug fix. See all closed issues in this release to know details.

Enjoy GitBucket!